The Slavery Reader brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery – the enforced movement of millions of Africans from their homelands into the Americas, and the complex historical story of slavery in the Americas. Spanning almost five centuries – the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth – the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern Western world.
Key themes include:
Together with the editors' clear and authoritative commentary and a substantial introduction, this volume will become central to the study of slavery.
Part 1: The Atlantic Slave Trade Part 2: Origins and Development of Slavery in the Americas Part 3: Slaves at Work Part 4: Family, Gender and Community Part 5: Slave Culture Part 6: Slave Economy and Material Culture Part 7: Slave Resistance Part 8: Race and Social Structure Part 9: Africans in the Atlantic World